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A final update from Gwen Haspels in the U.S., from Ethiopia
January 22, 2015 - Home and Safe in Kansas
What can we say but thank you for all your love and prayers. They have sustained us through the last 3 and a half months as we healed and grew in South Africa. We were in our cottage 26 days. The owners were wonderful Christian people and prayed for us, took us with them to church, took us grocery shopping and even had us for Christmas dinner. God supplied some good friends in a short time. There were others who helped us too and got us to the airport on Dec. 27 to fly to Kenya. The trip was not as tiring as we thought it would be and we had a lovely week with John and Joy and their family. Lots of interest from the smaller ones in my face with the flap graft:) On Jan 2, 2015 we flew to Ethiopia for a whirlwind three days (instead of the 4 we thought we had). Our office had a tea for us on Monday the 5th so we were able to see many people at one place. It was tiring but so good to see and also worship with these special people from both cultures. We were able to see our Suri people in Addis and share God's goodness with them. The trip to Kansas City also went well in business class with a chance to stretch out and sleep. I found it hard to be around so many people but put a bandage over the graft and slept most of the way. Thank you for praying for us so much!!
A letter from Judy Chan serving in Hong Kong
December 2014 - Are You a Chinese?
Are You a Chinese?
The other day I got a promotional call from a bank at which I don’t have an account. The bank wanted to offer me a special promotion. We all get these unsolicited sales calls from time to time. I decided the best way to get rid of them is to ask if they would speak to me in English. There was a pause at the other end. The caller asked, “Are you a Chinese?” I wondered if this was a requirement to get the special promotion. But I simply repeated my request. The caller hung up.
“Are you a Chinese?” That’s an interesting question. Yes, I am a Chinese but…I am also an American and proud of it. In the U.S.A. I am seen as a Chinese-American. In Hong Kong I am regarded as an ABC (American-born Chinese). I share this story because the issue of identity looms large for many Hong Kong Chinese. This is especially true of the generations born in Hong Kong starting from the 1950s. The soul searching began in earnest in the '70s and '80s as British Hong Kong prepared for the eventual return to the sovereignty of the People’s Republic of China in 1997.Continue reading
A letter from Ingrid Reneau Walls serving in Ghana
DECEMBER 2014 - DANCING TO AFRICAN RHYTHMS - PT. 2
Dance, then, wherever you may be. I am the Lord of the dance, said he. And I’ll lead on to wherever you may be, and I’ll lead you on in the dance said he.
—From “Lord of the Dance” by Sydney Carter
Visiting varying congregations and venues is never an easy experience, but it’s always a deeply rewarding one. In Princeton we were graciously welcomed to share about our service at ACI (Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture) in the home of a Witherspoon Presbyterian Church member who, along with others, were planning to visit Ghana in consideration of future partnership opportunities. Later we were warmly welcomed in Erie Presbytery, already engaged with mission in Ghana, so our time there was a way for them and us to gain further insights and appreciation of the ways in which the PC(USA)’s involvement in mission in Ghana could be broadened and strengthened. This was similar to our time of sharing at the New Brunswick Presbyterian Church, where again a partnership with Ghana already exists; here too we were encouraged by the pastor’s desire to support a mission co-worker serving in Ghana as a way of strengthening the church’s partnership with Ghanaians. We are thankful for this support.Continue reading
Thank You and Your Family for serving God by taking His word so far from Your Home.
God is doing his work and using us a tools in other nations.during my working here in Athens i observed that there are many oppertunities to share the Gospel massage with other those do not know Jesus and we can bring them to Jesus Christ.Please prayer for me that i'm a very littel to that God is using me here in Athens Greece. God bless you.